Sharon, I'm not sure what your problem/question is....would you please give us a little more information?
You would have to use some sort of dye in the fabric softener in order to add color or paint something with it. Not sure what you mean.
Not fabric softener material dye like rite dye
Are you referring to this post:https://www.hometalk.com/38633123/painted-upholstered-chair?expand_all_questions=1?